The Cancer Advice and Care Unit (UCCO) is an integral treatment unit for cancer patients: a comprehensive oncological approach covering all medical, emotional and patient-support areas is offered. Our objectives are to offer a top quality oncology service conceived for the patient with the integration of scientific and clinical practice, offering maximum quality in diagnosis and treatment of the oncological disease and maximum quality in care for cancer patients and their families.
The whole decision-making process takes place through a Tumours Committee, guaranteeing the multidisciplinary approach to the patient's care. This is how all types of tumours, except for haematological tumours, are dealt with.
Our team of professionals is made up of: gynaecological oncologists, radiologists, specialized nurses, genetic counsellors, dieticians, and cancer psychologists.
Because of the importance of this type of cancer and the large number of patients suffering from it, our team is made up of surgeons, cosmetic surgeons, gynaecologists, radiologists, nuclear medicine specialists, oncologists, specialized nurses, and cancer psychologists. In this unit, special importance is placed on resources for breast reconstruction, whether immediate or delayed. Also, onco-plastic surgery techniques are performed to ensure the best aesthetic results from breast conserving surgery.
with treatment of tumours and surgical procedures performed when necessary. Patients in the urological cancer programme receive the most advanced treatments available, from a team of specialists made up of urologists, oncologists, specialised surgeons, anaesthetists, specialised nurses, and cancer psychologists.
The treatment s personalized care and assistance, surgery, chemotherapy, and other medical services such as specialised nursing and cancer psychology.
This unit's team is made up of oncologists, dermatologists, and surgeons, who study and treat problems involving melanoma and pigmented cutaneous cancer lesions.
Furthermore, patients are advised from diagnosis to keep their skin and hair in optimum condition during chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment. Experienced dermatologists also work closely with the oncologists for the treatment of the skin toxicity associated with new cancer treatments.
Our team is made up of neurologists, oncologists, surgeons, anaesthetists, specialised nurses, and cancer psychologists.
The most common treatments for head and neck tumours are chemotherapeutic surgery and radiotherapy.
Our team is made up of surgeons, anaesthesiologists, oncologists, specialized nurses, and cancer psychologists. This unit also has specialized surgical equipment available for complex procedures involving reconstructive techniques.
This unit's specialised team is made up of oncologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, pathologists, specialised nurses, and cancer psychologists.
The Eye Cancer Unit is responsible for detecting, treating, and monitoring patients with choroidal hemangioma, choroidal melanoma, choroidal metastasis, choroidal nevi, conjunctival tumours, eyelid tumours, and eye socket tumours.
Our specialised team is made up of oncologists, ophthalmologists, surgeons, specialised nurses, and cancer psychologists.
At the UCCO, we know that being diagnosed with an illness can sometimes come as a difficult shock, and we realise that our patients may be both physically and emotionally affected.
For this reason, we handle things quickly, have a continuous, 24/7 timetable, develop sporting and relaxation programmes for you, and support your family throughout the entire process by providing free cancer psychology, residence management services for people who have to spend time away from home, and more.
Furthremore, we have al these services to Care gor you and your family, and to accompany you throughout the process.
The different types of cancer vary in the symptoms they present, their manners of growth and reproduction, and their reaction to treatments.
Cancer is among one of the top causes of death in developed ries. However, prevention and early detection of cancer can help reduce the mortality rates for this disease.
In men, lung cancer is the type of cancer causing most deaths; colon cancer, prostate cancer, etc. are also common.
Metastasis can take place in many ways: through the lymphatic system, through the blood, through diffusion in body spaces such as the abdominal cavity, or by means of implantation. Cancer can spread by more than one route, although the lymphatic system is cancer's more common manner of spreading.
First, a healthy lifestyle is essential, including avoiding tobacco, excessive consumption of alcohol, and unprotected exposure to UV rays. It is also important to eat a balanced diet that s plenty of fresh fruits and vege, while avoiding excessive consumption of saturated fats, fried foods, and red meat.
There are also types of medical exams and check-ups oriented towards early detection of various types of cancer (Pap staining studies, mammograms, breast self-examinations, blood tests for the specific prostate antigen, tests to detect blood in faecal matter, etc.).
Early diagnosis allows cancer to be detected in its first stages, increasing the possibilities for effective treatment.
Treatment options surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and palliative treatments.
The treatment has two objectives:
Treatment options surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy, as well as others such as rest and palliative care.
The Hospital Universitario Sanitas La Moraleja has cared for over one and a half million people and has become a benchmark hospital in Spain.
This recognition is considered the gold standard in global care within the hospital sphere. The Sanitas hospitals are the only two in Madrid to hold this distinction, including ...